April 16, 2008

Media Advisory —ROTC Rappelling Exercise

Approximately 80 cadets from Southern Illinois University Carbondale's U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps will rappel down the side of the James W. Neckers Building, south of the Student Center, later this week.

The exercise is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 18. Students will rappel 60 to 70 feet alongside a building, enabling them to develop confidence in themselves and build teamwork with other cadets.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the rappelling exercise, which is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The rappelling exercise itself is limited to ROTC cadets and instructors. Participating cadets and SIUC Army ROTC officers will be available for interviews. For more information on the exercise or to make arrangements for interviews, contact Major Jeremiah A. Aeschleman at 618/453-5786.